- Author: Randy Mixter
- Published: November 2012 by CreateSpaceIndependent Publishing
- Category: YA, Fiction, Paranormal.
A Child. A Horse. A Miracle.
Eight year old Dannie Walker is fighting for her life. Her doctors have told her father she has an incurable disease. All hope is lost. Or is it?
Mysterious and majestic, Morning Star appears in spectacular fashion, sailing over the barbed wire fence as Nate Walker is checking the perimeter of his horse ranch for any damage, and gallops on towards his house.
Dannie Walker is in hospital, a very sick girl, without apparent hope of recovery. Dannie has a vivid dream one night about a horse and desperately wants to go home. She isn’t the only one having dreams, her father has his own ghosts he needs to lay to rest.
The horse raised its head and their eyes met and in those dark eyes she could see everything; all the good, all the hopes, all the dreams. And she felt a voice more than heard it. A voice she had never heard before but still seemed familiar. A voice that began in her head before it spread throughout her body. A voice that brought her peace and joy.
Mix these elements together with a loving family, a magical horse and a legend about a blue flower and you have a heart warming and captivating story of miracles and mysticism, love, loss and hope. Things Randy Mixter writes about extremely well.
I love the introduction about the legend of the Morning Star, a dark blue rose-like flower, explaining how it’s been extinct for many hundreds of years and opinion is divided about the truth of the plant’s existence.
Morning Star was thought to be discovered and worshipped by the Maya empire on or about 900 AD, if their hieroglyphics were any indication. The Maya culture believed the flower had mystical powers while in full bloom.
I believe this novella would appeal to younger readers, just the right length, as well as older ones that want to escape for a couple of hours into a wonderfully descriptive world of mystery and enchantment, which makes anything seem possible, and with a touch of the paranormal. A great story.